Monday, September 19, 2011

MU scientests create Ice cream that changes flavor as you eat it!


Researchers at Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources have developed an experimental dual flavour ice cream, which changes flavour after being in the mouth for one to two seconds.
The ice cream was developed using a process called micro-encapsulation, which involves covering flavour compounds in miniscule wax gelatin or protein casings.
Although micro-encapsulation is commonly used in long-lasting chewing gum and microwave cooking, it has not been successfully used in foods that are cold or swallowed instantly.
The experimental ice cream relies on heat from the mouth to break down the protein casings to release the second flavour. According to researchers, apart from the dual taste, the encapsulated ice cream has a longer shelf life than the traditional dessert.

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